شروع و پایاندوره: 1000 English collocations in 10 minutes a day / درس 38
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Lesson 38 – Starting / Finishing
Let’s get started with a common question: is there a difference between the verbs “start” and “begin”?
There’s no difference in meaning – “I started studying English 3 years ago” is the same as “I began studying English 3 years ago” – but “begin” is a little more formal than “start.”
The phrase “let’s get started” is an informal way to announce the beginning of an activity. You can also say that something “got off to a good start” if it began well. Other collocations for a good start include an encouraging start or promising start – these expressions show that there is hope for good results in the future. For example, “The soccer team got off to a promising start, winning the first four games of the season.”
If it is not so certain that there will be good results in the future, then you can say a shaky start or unsteady start – “The business had a shaky start in the second quarter of 2013, with sales numbers fluctuating daily.”
If the beginning of something did not meet expectations, you can call it a disappointing start – and if it was REALLY terrible, you can describe it as a disastrous start. “Kevin failed every single one of his first exams – his semester was off to a disastrous start.”
Sometimes things go so badly that you need to get out of the situation and have a completely fresh start or new beginning. When a successful person or company started without being famous or rich, then we say they had a humble/modest beginning.
Now let’s talk about “finish” and “end” – there is a difference between these two verbs. “Finish” usually implies completing something, whereas “end” is used for a more passive situation/state: I finished my homework.
The semester ends in December.
We need to finish the project.
We ended our partnership with that company.
When you make the final changes to something before it is completed, we say you put the finishing touches on it.
Two expressions used to talk about ending something are come to an end or draw to a close. You can also say “the beginning of the end” to describe something that will probably end soon – “The explosion at the factory was the beginning of the end for our company.” In other words, the explosion began a process of the company failing and eventually shutting down.
When something ends quickly, then it comes to an abrupt/sudden end. On the other hand, when an activity appears that it will continue forever, then we say there’s no end in sight.
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